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GLOW, Long-form jokes, and Storytelling Payoffs

The second season of GLOW is around the corner, so let's look at a special moment from the first season and how we can learn great lessons for tabletop games from a single, long-form joke.
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Schools of Magic and the Resonance Arcane Tradition

The last remaining class archetype for the continuing series on the Zodiac and the Far Realm. The Resonance Arcane Tradition for wizards focuses on creating crystals through alchemy that resonate with the eight schools of magic. Check out the schools ...
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Misread Magic #1 – Fronds, Magic Mussel, and Musty Step

Have you ever read something and had to do a double take? Of course you have. Now imagine that the magic spell you misread was a real thing. What exactly would it look like? Well, it might look something like ...
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Resource Management and the Starbroker Rogue

A look at some of the math and decisions behind the rogue class, and a new archetype for rogue as part of the ongoing series on the Zodiac and the Far Realm. The Starbroker Rogue is an enigmatic figure who ...
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Hunting Monsters, Fancy Tools, and the Astral Covenant Ranger

A discussion on hunting some monster, and a look at the Astral Covenant archetype for rangers for use with D&D 5e. This is part of the ongoing series on the Zodiac and the Far Realm.
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Immersion, Kayfabe, and Tabletop Streaming

A brief look at the nature of kayfabe in professional wrestling, and how the burgeoning tabletop streaming industry can take a few pages from their book to find ongoing success.
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Sacrificial Power and the Oath of Binding

Work on the world of the Zodiac and Far Realm continues with a bit of lore and a 5e archetype for paladin. The Oath of Binding is meant to represent paladins who seek out the dark items and creatures of ...
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Warrior Orders and the Way of the Jade Serpent

We continue to look at the class archetypes that inhabit this world where the Zodiac challenges the Far Realm. This time, we look at the monks who follow the Way of the Jade Serpent. The monks are able to manifest ...
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Superstition and the Starscarred Fighter

Continuing our look at the world of the Zodiac and Far Realm, we dive into what fighters might look like in a world choc-full of magic. Starscarred Fighters are a class archetype for use with D&D 5e.
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Bitheism, Clerics, and the Service Domain

I’ve read a lot Neil Gaiman over the years. While I like several of his works a great deal, it’s easy for me to pick my favorite – Anansi Boys. Not only do I love the style and subject, it ...